Wednesday afternoon was Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s turn to speak to the media during the National Football League owners meeting. With free agency nearing its end and making way for the upcoming draft Carroll had plenty of speaking points . The rumors of a pending Richard Sherman trade made Carroll’s session that much more compelling.
It is not likely the Seahawks will trade Richard Sherman, given the complexity of pulling off a trade in the NFL. Sherman is a Carroll guy and one of the core players that helped create the Legion Of Boom. That being said the Seahawks are also sending a message of no one player is bigger than the organization. Certain players like Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and Kam Chancellor are given a longer leash than other. That philosophy is not unique to the Seahawks.
One player who’s leash just got shortened is backup quarterback Trevone Boykin who was arrested early Monday morning in Dallas on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and public intoxication.
FREE AGENTS SIGNED BY SEATTLE
RB Eddie Lacy — The four-year vet of the Packers signed a one-year contract worth up to $5.5 million.
OL Luke Joeckel —Signed one-year deal worth up to $8 million.
OL Oday Aboushi — A regular with the Houston Texans the last two years after starting his career with the Jets.He most likely will contend for playing time at guard but could also be tried at tackle.
LB Arthur Brown — A four-year veteran with the Jaguars, Jets, and Ravens, Brown is projected to be a backup linebacker who could also help on special teams.
LB Michael Wilhoite — Projected to contend for a backup job behind Bobby Wagner and maybe K.J. Wright, can also play strongside linebacker.
S Bradley McDougald — Signed a one-year deal and was a starter for Tampa Bay the last two years.
LB Terence Garvin — A special teams player who will provide depth and quality on special teams
PK John Lunsford -will compete for placekicking duties with ex-Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh.